Colobochyla interpuncta

Colobochyla interpuncta, the swamp belle or yellow-lined owlet, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote in 1872. It is found in North American wetlands from Wisconsin to Nova Scotia south to Florida and Texas.

Colobochyla interpuncta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Colobochyla
C. interpuncta
Binomial name
Colobochyla interpuncta
(Grote, 1872)
  • Colobochyla saligna Zeller, 1872
  • Colobochyla interpuncta rufa (Grote, 1883)

The wingspan is 20–24 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September. There are two generations per year in Ohio and Connecticut and more southward.

The larvae feed on willow.


  • Wagner, David L.; Schweitzer, Dale F.; Sullivan, J. Bolling & Reardon, Richard C. (2011). Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691150420.
  • "930590.00 – 8411 – Colobochyla interpuncta – Yellow-lined Owlet Moth – (Grote, 1872)". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  • Entz, Chuck (November 17, 2018). "Species Colobochyla interpuncta - Yellow-lined Owlet - Hodges#8411". BugGuide. Retrieved February 11, 2020.